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Our Featured Member Synagogue for January 2007 is Temple Emanu-El of Haverhill, a Reform congregation in the Merrimack Valley. We are pleased to recognize Temple Emanu-El for its 70 years of service to the community.

In 1937, the Jewish community of Greater Haverhill came together to worship at Temple Emanu-El. Over the years, we have been guided by our tradition of serving a community with diverse needs. As a member of the Reform movement, Temple Emanu-El is a beacon for Jews looking for a more traditional, yet creative lifestyle. Our goals as a congregation are to foster an intelligent appreciation of the Jewish past, and authentically Jewish ways of life in the present and a deep commitment to the Jewish future.

Through our broad range of religious, cultural, educational and social programs, we seek to promote our Jewish identity and further develop our Jewish community.

We are...

  • a synagogue family of 350 households, reflecting the dynamic growth of Haverhill and the surrounding communities in the Merrimack Valley.
  • members of all ages joining in on a Friday evening Share-a-Shabbat dinner celebration.
  • preschoolers singing "Shabbat Shalom" in our Toddlers Are People, Too (TAPT) program.
  • members of our youth group, riding to a regional NEFTY (New England Federation of Temple Youth) dance, enjoying whitewater rafting and eating pizza while planning programs and events together.
  • over 200 children and parents running an Old-Fashioned Purim Carnival to raise money for charity.
  • the Sisterhood, Women of Reform Judaism, planning holiday celebrations for the Temple, preparing and serving food for the needy and sharing ideas; and much more!

Individuals, couples and families who have not previously affiliated with us before are invited to join Temple Emanu-El at no cost for one full year. To learn more about our warm and welcoming congregation, please visit our website (See Directory) or call 978-373-3861. Join us on January 12th at 7:30 pm for our annual service in memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. Reverend Gregory Thomas will be our featured speaker and the service will include a musical program by the Sanctuary Choir of the Calvary Baptist Church.

Temple Emanu-El (Route 125)
514 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

Clergy: Rabbi Ira L. Korinow, D.D.; Jeffrey Stock, Cantor